front yard design help!
I purchased this home late last year, and am now looking to make it less of an eye sore. I'm completely new to this and have little to no knowledge about this kind of thing, so any advice would be appreciated.
The photos below are from different stages of removing the weeds and other plants. I plan to start completely over.
Toward the right of the house, I'm thinking about planting hedges, especially to cover the stained brick (drives me crazy). Thoughts on those? I have been drawn to more colorful shrubs.
In front of the porch and to the left, I have no clue what to do with this area. As mentioned earlier, colorful is great.
Suggestions on what I should plant?
House faces SW.